Like mostly every one else, I watched and followed the events surrounding Mr. Kaepernick’s famous kneel during the playing of the National Anthem in protest of police brutality towards African Americans. Of course I was and am with him on this issue. What I did not know at the time and have come to see with my own eyes is the level of abuse, murder, rampant disregard for the rights of African Americans and how dangerous it is for them to live in the good old USA.
Hundreds, if not, thousands of police officers are seeking pensions or just leaving the police force because they will no longer be allowed to choke and possibly murder suspects. We have seen the events unfold right before our eyes and swallowed bile while doing so.
I’ve watched as a pregnant woman was pulled from her car a tasered repeatedly until the child was murdered. I’ve seen a man murdered over a twenty dollar counterfeit bill which he probably knew nothing about. I have seen a young, sweet violin player who visited animal shelters and played for them because they needed to be loved, murdered for no reason. The list is so long that it’s impossible for me even try to recount. There are many. They deserve justice since we can’t, as much as we’d like, to bring them back.
Mr. Kaepernich, thank you for enduring the many insults tossed your way in order to pave the way for us to see what you saw. We will fix this.